TRAIN is an interdisciplinary association in which the infrastructure and scientists of the 10 partner institutions are closely interlinked with one another. The partner institutions bundle their know-how of mathematics, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, medicine, veterinary medicine and information technology. Not all elements of TRAIN represent all of the partner institutions but the community covers covers the entire field of biomedical development for new diagnostics, therapies and prevention measures in medicine - from basic research to application and is generating completely new options in biomedicine - up to qualification of the scientists.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz Universität Hannover (LUH) provides TRAIN with the extensive expertise in chemical-biological oriented active agent research of its science faculty. In addition to synthesis chemistry, infection and anti-tumour research, this also includes the isolation and identification of new active agents, particularly those derived from plants. Moreover, the biotechnology and engineering institutes also supply the knowledge for the technical implementation of the findings from basic research.
Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig (TU BS) is the oldest technical university in Germany. The institution combines the technical and mathematical knowledge of engineering with classical and molecular life sciences. In the research focus "Infections and active agents" the TU Braunschweig bundles basic research from systems biology to pharmaceutical process engineering in close cooperation with local and regional partners.
The Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures is one of the largest biological resource centers worldwide. The unique diversity of resources, its extensive scientific services and the professional quality management makes the DSMZ an international supplier for science, diagnostic laboratories, national reference centers, as well as industrial partners of high renown. Research at the DSMZ focuses on microbial diversity, molecular mechanisms of biological interactions and tumor genesis.
At the Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE) in Hannover, transdisciplinary research and development with a focus on implant research is bundled. The diverse skills in biomedical engineering of research groups from Hannover Medical School (MHH), the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) and the Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) in cooperation with the Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) are efficiently combined to develope innovative and needs-based implants.